By Francis Edward Abernethy, Kenneth L. Untiedt
Texas has a wide inhabitants who has lived on each side of the border and created a folkloric combine that makes Texas exact. either side of the Border will get its identify from its emphasis on lately researched Tex-Mex folklore. yet we realize that Texas has different borders in addition to the Rio Grande. We use that identify with the folklorist's wisdom that each one of this state's songs, stories, and traditions have lived and prospered at the different aspects of Texas borders at one time or one other earlier than they crossed the rivers and grew to become "ours." Chapters are prepared thematically and comprise favourite storytellers like James Ward Lee, Thad Sitton, and Jerry Lincecum. Lee's loved "Hell is for He-Men" looks the following, besides Sitton's informative essay on Texas freedmen's settlements. either side of the Border comprises anything to please each person attracted to Texas folklore.
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Frank has loved very few men as he loved your son. Never did he write John or send him books out of any feeling of being kind but simply out of an affection and regard that the passing of years could not lessen. He has always regarded John’s high appreciation of him as one of the gracious, good things in his life. With sympathy for you and Mrs. Craddock, I am Sincerely yours, Bertha Dobie [signed] Mrs. J. Frank Dobie ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ J.
We were all part of the school choir, which paid tribute to motherhood in song, and we were coached in the fine art of reciting heartfelt poetry complete with appropriate gestures. The following comes to mind: Pañuelito perfumado, que me dio mi mamacita, bien lavado y bien planchado, me lo pongo en mi bolsita. Cuando llora mi muñeca, cuando juego a la momita, yo saco mi pañuelo, que me dió mi mamacita. Little hanky, perfumed hanky, that my mommy gave to me. Nicely washed and nicely pressed, I keep it in my pocket.
Living that close to the border was an everyday adventure, and while the neighborhood had a reputation for being one of the worst in terms of gangs, I don’t recall anyone voicing any apprehension. Nor did anyone seem to mind the steady stream of people coming from across the border through holes in the chain link fence looking for work. In the hobo tradition of the Depression Era, many a man was fed by my mother. These men repaid her kindness by helping her in the garden or by doing odd fix-it jobs around the house.
Both Sides Of The Border: A Texas Folklore Sampler (Publications of the Texas Folklore Society) by Francis Edward Abernethy, Kenneth L. Untiedt